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Lookout Peak Trail

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Length

4.9 Miles 7.8 Kilometers

61%

Runnable

100%

Singletrack

Elevation

1,948' 594 m

Ascent

-1,947' -593 m

Descent

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

10,690' 3,258 m

High

8,744' 2,665 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 48 days ago
Snowy - The snow gets pretty deep (past waist snow drifts) the further up the mountain you go so snow shoes are highly recommended! History

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An unknown gem of the front range!

Nick Wilder

Overview

It seems like nobody knows of this trail, but it's a real gem and a short drive from the front range. A really cool "lookout" rock formation on top with full 360° views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks.
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Need to Know

Parking is VERY limited at the end of the dirt road. You may have to run in.

Description

Start off with a gentle forested trail along a creek, passing a few well-marked intersections. Cross a few streambeds and continue up heavily forested terrain on excellent trail.

You'll reach a saddle after 1.5 miles or so, where the trail levels off and the trees open up a lot. It is VERY easy to get lost here! Use the mobile app to stay on the trail.

Take a left at the saddle (it will be tempting to go right) and try to find the easiest path to the summit. You might find cairns, but you might not, and it doesn't matter as long as you keep heading uphill.

At the summit, there is a really cool rock "lookout." Scramble up to the top and enjoy some of the very best views of the area: Twin Sisters, Longs Peak, the Saint Vrain valley, and the Indian Peaks.

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